I've been searching for a gun for the wife for years! She is one of those folks that is very recoil senisitive. About 23 years ago I bought her a Ruger SP 101, and loaded it with .38's. She liked the gun, and could shoot it well, but she complained about it being too heavy to carry around in her purse. So she stopped carring it. A few years ago I bought her a .38 snubie, and she didn't like the recoil. Next came the Ruger LCP in .380, and again, she didn't like the recoil. She does like the NAA in .22 mag, but that gun just isn't fast enough for any kind of self defence except as a last resort. I am a firm believer that the .380 is about the smallest round that works well for SD, but I also believe that even a .22 is better than no gun at all, so I just bought the Taurus. So far we've put over 100 thru it with no problems at all, shooting the Federal HP's that come in the 550 rd box. I wanted to post some pictures, but the only thing I ended up with was the target that I shot. I did try a penitration test with three milk jugs of water, but the dang little pistol shot all the way thru the three jugs I had set up at 7'! Didn't expect that! No bullet to recover, so no photos. The target was shot at 15' and as you can see it shoots a little low. The one shot just off center was due to my shooting a little higher. Had I not made the one higher shot, and had it landed in among the other 8 shots, that group would have been 1 2/3"X2 1/4". Not bad for a pistol like this one. Another water jug test will be tried in the near future, and I will post results of that test. Might throw some mini-mags into the mix.
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